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Victor Goff
@kotp
This is probably good to post as an issue with the points discussed. Probably at https://github.com/exercism/exercism/issues
Jeff Sutherland
@jdsutherland
Sounds good. I'll leave it there. Thanks for your time.
Peter Tseng
@petertseng
yes, I would like to see thought-provoking solutions. solutions to the problem that show a new point of view I hadn't considered before. it can be rare to find such things
Jeff Sutherland
@jdsutherland
Is there a place to suggest new exercises? I can't find a clear answer after spending a few minutes searching
Norbert Melzer
@NobbZ
As the exercism/problem-specification repository has been closed down temporarily, no there is currently no place to suggest new exercises. Though you can implement them as track specific and propose them once prob-spec is open again, pointing to the reference implementation on your track.
Peter Tseng
@petertseng
maybe that particular workflow will stick. good way to give an existence proof that the exercise is implementable and solvable in some language
though I don't think I've seen an exercise where that was a problem
Peter Tseng
@petertseng
good luck on advent of code, everyone
Norbert Melzer
@NobbZ
Its that time again? Thank you for reminding me!
Make It Count
@makeitcount
what is advent of code?
Is downloading exercism client on machine safe?
I'd prefer web based client
Victor Goff
@kotp

@makeitcount

Is downloading exercism client on machine safe?

Since the source code is available at github, you don't have to take our word for "safe", you can determine this as well.

Adam Morris
@aimorris
Should the matrix exercise be able to deal with non-square matrices as well?
Peter Tseng
@petertseng
Richard Rich Steinmetz
@RichStone
Hey folks, what do you think about including some standard configs to the exercism JS set up, to make the debugging in vscode more smoothly:
Victor Goff
@kotp
You might want to propose that as an issue on github at https://github.com/exercism/javascript/issues
Richard Rich Steinmetz
@RichStone
that’s a good point, will do!
Brady Trainor
@bradyt
anyway i can contribute to getting nix off the ground? i'd like to learn nix.
i don't really want my name on it much. aside from commits if it's helpful.
Brady Trainor
@bradyt
Ah, I found how to request at Github.
matrixbot
@matrixbot
NobbZ Brady Trainor (Gitter) im Not sure if nix is a good fit for exercism.
Brady Trainor
@bradyt
Nobbz why is that?
matrixbot
@matrixbot
NobbZ Well perhpaps for v3… But not for v2. Mostly just because nix is a language mainly developed to express/describe the state of a system, not to do actual development in it.
matrixbot
@matrixbot
@bradyt:matrix.org I'm not familiar with a v2 vs v3. Is that a nix thing, or an exercism thing?
@bradyt:matrix.org And I have two counter points.
NobbZ In this case an exercism thing. v2 is what you see currently. Just randomly assigning exercises without any support in solving them. v3 is a more an "explain before assign" approach.
@bradyt:matrix.org 1. As far as I know, many of the exercism exercises are "simple", and by that I mean, they're sort of short exercises in strings, lists, maps, etc. So this does not stretch the use of Nix very far.
@bradyt:matrix.org 2. While doing exercises like these may not be the goal of Nix expression language, focusing on the language itself, before tackling the second topic of package management, may smooth the learning curve for some of us.
matrixbot
@matrixbot
NobbZ Yeah, that is true.
NobbZ Also it was mostly a gut feeling I expressed here. I was able to surpress this feeling in hte main issue tracker, as I was not able to properly express my concerns.
@bradyt:matrix.org And if anyone is somehow put in a situation where they have to be creative about getting Nix to do some IO, or simply things you might expect from a scripting language, it might be a worthwhile exercise anyways. It could lead to good debugging skills in Nix, I am just guessing.
@bradyt:matrix.org Like learning to use nix-instantiate --eval or --expr or whatever might be useful in the future for debugging.
@bradyt:matrix.org Not too sure though, I'm not even a newb yet in Nix.
Brady Trainor
@bradyt
Here's a question I have. Must I wait for a dev to bootstrap a Nix drafting repo?
I'd like to try to work on getting the Nix track started, without commiting, since I'm not sure how much progress I can make. Should I tentatively commit, but just be honest that I'm not sure how far I'll get?
Potentially I could learn as I go. When I took a look at the bootstrap process, I got the vague impression I would get stuck even making such a repo locally, without sufficient priveleges. As far as following the instructions linearly.
So I thought I would just follow the instructions as literally as possible, so I just filed that issue.
Brady Trainor
@bradyt
\s/priveleges/privileges/
matrixbot
@matrixbot
NobbZ The repo usually won't be created before you find someone who commits himself. And even then the language will be hidden for most user until it passes certain quality criterias, mainly it needs to have 10 exercises implemented at least, working CI on travis or GHA, documentation about how to install the languages runtime and how to run tests and how to contribute to the track. Thats it for v2 currently, for v3 some more things have to work…

@bradyt:matrix.org I really don't know when I will have time to look at this more, it just keeps popping up in my head when I have a little bit of time to take another look at Nix.

But one thing I toyed around with, was maybe looking at a similar existing bootstrapped language, and modiying it as a way to guide my own learning of Nix.

@bradyt:matrix.org So like, looking at existing early commits on another language track.
matrixbot
@matrixbot
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Logan Stucki
@Smarticles101
Man i forgot this existed
Ryan Potts
@rpottsoh
Still here
Peter Tseng
@petertseng
advent of code coming up in 10 days
Norbert Melzer
@NobbZ
Yes, its that time again. Though this year I already know in advance, that I can't put much time into it :(
Victor Goff
@kotp
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Ryan Potts
@rpottsoh
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